senate Bill S7666A

Determines town populations according to the two thousand decennial federal census

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 27 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 30 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 30 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 7666A
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1153
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO REAL PROPERTY TAXATION

Summary

Determines town populations according to the two thousand decennial federal census.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10011
Versions:
S7666
S7666A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง491, RPT L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7666A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation
to conservation easement agreement exemptions for certain towns

PURPOSE: To ensure that the Town of Orchard Park is able to offers its
conservation easement assessment program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 changes the population
figures for this section to ensure that the of Orchard Park is
covered.

Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Section 491 of the Real Property Tax Law allowed a Town
between 27,600 and 27,700 located within a County of 950,00 and
951,000 on the last Census to offer a conservation easement assessment
program. At the time of that Census, the Town of Orchard Park
qualified as such an entity. Meanwhile Erie County at the 2010 Census
had a population of between 919,000 and 920,000 Changing the
population ensures that the Town can offer this easement assessment
program now and removes the need to change it in the future as well.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7666--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 27, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Local  Government  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation  to  conservation
  easement agreement exemptions for certain towns

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 and paragraphs (a) and (d) of  subdivision  3
of  section 491 of the real property tax law, as added by chapter 296 of
the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows:
  1. Applicability. A town having a population of not less  than  [twen-
ty-seven]  TWENTY-NINE thousand [six hundred] and not more than [twenty-
seven] THIRTY thousand [seven hundred]  that  is  located  in  a  county
having a population of not less than nine hundred [fifty] NINETEEN thou-
sand  and  not more than nine hundred [fifty-one] TWENTY thousand, based
upon the latest decennial federal census, is hereby authorized to  adopt
a local law to provide that real property whose interests or rights have
been acquired for the purpose of the preservation of an open space or an
open  area,  as  authorized  in  section  two hundred forty-seven of the
general municipal law, may be partially exempt from local real  property
taxation,  provided that the owner or owners of such real property enter
into a conservation easement agreement with the municipality in  accord-
ance with the procedures specified in subdivision three of this section.
A county having a population of not less than nine hundred [fifty] NINE-
TEEN  thousand  and  not more than nine hundred [fifty-one] TWENTY thou-
sand, based upon the latest decennial federal census may, by local  law,
and  any  school  district,  all  or  part of which is located in a town
having a population of not less than [twenty-seven] TWENTY-NINE thousand
[six hundred] and not more than [twenty-seven]  THIRTY  thousand  [seven
hundred]  that  is  located  in a county having a population of not less
than nine hundred [fifty] NINETEEN  thousand  and  not  more  than  nine
hundred  [fifty-one]  TWENTY  thousand,  may, by resolution, exempt such

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15380-04-4

S. 7666--A                          2

property from its taxation in the same manner and to the same extent  as
such town has done.
  (a)  Any  owner  or  owners  of land may submit a proposal to the town
board of a town having a population  of  not  less  than  [twenty-seven]
TWENTY-NINE  thousand  [six  hundred]  and  not more than [twenty-seven]
THIRTY thousand [seven hundred] that is located in  a  county  having  a
population  of  not less than nine hundred [fifty] NINETEEN thousand and
not more than nine hundred [fifty-one] TWENTY thousand, based  upon  the
latest  decennial federal census, for the granting of interest or rights
in real property for the preservation of open  space  or  areas.    Such
proposal  shall  be  submitted  in  such  a  manner  and  form as may be
prescribed by the conservation board of such town.
  (d) The town board, after receiving the reports  of  the  conservation
board  of  a  town  having  a population of not less than [twenty-seven]
TWENTY-NINE thousand [six hundred]  and  not  more  than  [twenty-seven]
THIRTY  thousand  [seven  hundred]  that is located in a county having a
population of not less than nine hundred [fifty] NINETEEN  thousand  and
not  more  than nine hundred [fifty-one] TWENTY thousand, based upon the
latest decennial federal census, and  after  such  public  hearing,  may
adopt  the  proposal or any modification thereof it deems appropriate or
may reject it in its entirety.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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